Oslo audio tour: Upstream: Along the riverside of Akerselva

Upstream: Along the riverside of Akerselva

Walking Tour

45 mins

About the Tour

Join me for an easy stroll along the serene riverside of the Akerselva. You will be walking along the lower 3 kilometers of Akerselva river - from Vaterland Park, passing Grünrløkka and ending at Hønse-Lovisa's House at Vøyen. Along the way, you'll hear how the river shaped the industrial evolution of Oslo, and how it was brought back from environmental degradation, to become the tranquil, green artery of Oslo.

Tour Producer


Lars Engerengen

I was Born in Lillehammer in 1968, and have for the last 20 years been living in Finnmark - the northernmost county of Norway. I work as a senior executive officer within public transport at the county administration. I Have a great passion for sharing local history with visitors. My hobby is nature photography and writing. I have published a book about the ships in the "Hurtigruten" line, and am a permanent contributor to the largest Encyclopaedia in Norway.

Major Landmarks

  • Hønse-Lovisa's House

Directions to Starting Point

The tour starts at Vaterland Bridge, close to Vaterland Park, just south of Oslo Plaza and Oslo Spectrum, in downtown Oslo.

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Places to stop along the way

Blå, Hønse-Lovisa's House, different parks

Best time of day

Any time of day is perfect.


The area is known for pickpockets and some other criminal activity, so pay attention to this when you walk along the river.


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Upstream: Along the riverside of Akerselva